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Train Birthday Party + Balloon Extravaganza!

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coles party train room decor and entrance view

Inspired by her son’s love for trains, Jaime from YourBASH! created one super fun RIDE for his birthday celebration this year… and for all of his pint-sized PARTY TRAIN passengers too!

In addition to taking a ride on the adorable “Mini Express”, guests got to “stop” at fun Temporary Tattoo and “Make a Balloon” STATIONS. And speaking of balloons, there’s some seriously crazy-cool balloon art going on at this party… from the balloon artist’s creations to the fabulous giant balloon centerpieces, which really helped to fill the space and create a playful, kid-friendly vibe. Other favorite details include the train-shaped lollipop favors, napkin rolls embellished with “Chew Chew” printables, and water bottles labeled “Chugga Chugga“! I also love how the carnival-inspired food stations were lined up in a manner to look like a train… very clever! ;)

coles party train

coles party train cake with number candle and picture frame decorations

Read on for lots more fun train party pics + creative details…

coles party train had the mini express come for the party. there were special train juice boxes and fun shaped balloons.

coles party train room setup with carnival food, balloons and a train everyone could ride.

coles party train red, yellow and blue (primary colors) picnic style tables with balloons

coles party train napkin wrapped silverware

coles party train rock candy party favors

coles party train balloon creation station

coles party train creative balloon station

coles party train balloon table decorations

coles party train temporary tattoos and photo booth activity stations

coles party train primary color table decorations and balloons

coles party train sign at the entrance and train passing by

coles party train birthday boy with his parents and carrying the table centerpiece


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jaime…

Cole’s 2nd Birthday Party was the perfect way to celebrate for a boy who lives and dreams trains! Guests were invited with a “train ticket” invitation and welcomed to come “All Aboard” to Cole’s Roundhouse.

Once everyone arrived at the venue, they were greeted with a large custom sign for Cole’s Roundhouse and an array of colorful balloon bunches and bright colors. With half the guest list being children, we wanted to make it a casual and fun environment. There were big picnic benches for seating, as well as some couches and coffee tables for the adults. The food was a fun mix of carnival type food with  hot dog, french fry, popcorn and cotton candy carts. Everyone picked up a bright red napkin roll with a cute printable that read “Chew Chew” and a water bottle that read “Chugga Chugga”. The cake was a delicious custom airbrushed Hansens marble cake, which the birthday boy truly enjoyed.

Everyone was welcome to take unlimited rides on the Mini Express train that circled the inside of the venue and created tons of smiles. There were also activity tables inside where the kids could get temporary tattoos, decorate their own felt train with all sorts of goodies, color a train coloring sheet and get a custom made balloon animal or anything they chose. It was an action packed 2 hours of excitement and stimulation!

As guests were leaving, they stopped at the photo booth to get a shot with their gang and picked up a sucker as they left with a label that read “Tanks for Coming”.

Cole rode the train most of the day but still managed to find time to get a temporary tattoo, several photo booth shots and eat a ton of cake!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

3 responses to “Train Birthday Party + Balloon Extravaganza!”

  1. Gwynn Wasson says:

    Super cute!! And that venue is fabulous (and, as I just discovered, local to me)! Absolutely love the centerpieces.

  2. Beatriz says:

    I just loved it. I was delighted and a little bit envious, because last October I held a train party for my son’s 4th birthday and I would have died for a venue like this and for having had the idea of using and arranging the picnic benches the way she did!! Also I was looking for some different ways of using ballons and this is a perfect example. Congratulations to the stylist, thank you Jennifer for sharing.

  3. Great job on this party, Jaime Krupnick Geffen! Thanks for letting us share it… and Cole is adorable :)